10th Annual CALDER Research Conference

On Friday, February 3, 2017 the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) will hold its Tenth Annual Research Conference. It will be held at 1000 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 in Conference Room A, B, & C.

This year’s conference will bring together prominent education researchers & funders with policy makers & practitioners to have a dialogue about the types of research being produced and how the work ends up being used in the field.

If you are unable to attend this year's conference, check for live updates by following us on Twitter and tracking our hashtag #CALDER2017

Links to presentations and papers will be added closer to the date of the conference.

Conference schedule

Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30am


Welcome

8:30-9:00am
Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington & AIR/CALDER


PANEL I: What Shapes a Student’s Path Forward?

9:00-10:20am
Long-Term Orientation and the Educational Outcomes of Immigrant Students

Presenter:
David Figlio, Northwestern University/CALDER

Coauthor(s):
Paola Giuliano, UCLA and NBER
Umut Özek, American Institutes for Research
Paola Sapienza, Northwestern University and NBER

How High Schools Explain Students’ Initial Colleges and Majors

Presenter
Cory Koedel, University of Missouri/CALDER

Coauthor(s):
Rajeev Darolia, University of Missouri

Building Better Bridges to Life after High School: Experimental Evidence on Contemporary Career Academies

Presenter:
Steve Hemelt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill /CALDER

Coauthor(s):
Matthew Lenard & Colleen Paeplow, Wake County Public School System

Reactor:
Carrie Conaway, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


PANEL II: Principals as a Policy Lever

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Principals Use of District Policies

Presenter:
Jim Wyckoff, University of Virginia/CALDER

Co-Author:
Susanna Loeb, Stanford/CALDER

A Study of Performance-Based Compensation for Principals and Teachers

Presenter:
Steve Rivkin, University of Illinois at Chicago/CALDER

Co-Author:
Eric Hanushek, Stanford University/CALDER

Reactor:
Tennille Jeffries-Simmons, Chief Human Resources Officer, Spokane Public Schools


Lunch

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


PANEL III: Teacher Distribution and the Power of Incentives

1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Has It Always Been This Way? Tracing the Evolution of Teacher Quality Gaps in U.S. Public Schools

Presenter:
Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington & AIR/CALDER

Co-Author:
Vanessa Quince, University of Washington & Roddy Theobald, AIR

The Effects of Differential Pay on Teacher Recruitment, Retention and Quality

Presenter:
Tim Sass, Georgia State University /CALDER

Coauthor:
Carycruz Bueno

Strategic Staffing? How Performance Pressures Affect the Distribution of Teachers within Schools and Resulting Student Achievement

Presenter:
Susanna Loeb, Stanford/CALDER

Coauthor(s):
Jason Grissom, Vanderbilt & Demetra Kalogrides, Stanford

Pensions and Late Career Teacher Retention

Presenter:
Michael Podgursky, University of Missouri/CALDER

Coauthor(s):
Dongwoo Kim, Cory Koedel, Shawn Ni, & WeiWei Wu, University of Missouri

Reactors:
Stacey Preis, Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Learning Services, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Tennille Jeffries-Simmons, Chief Human Resources Officer, Spokane Public Schools


Coffee/Treats

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


PANEL IV: To What Extent Are We Using the Tools in the Toolbox?

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Facilitated dialog about the use of policies to influence the distribution of school personnel

Participants:
Carrie Conaway (Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education), Charlie Clotfelter (Duke/CALDER), Rick Hanushek (Stanford/CALDER), Tennille Jeffries-Simmons (Spokane Public Schools), Sunny Ladd (Duke/CALDER)

Event Information

February 3, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM